Julian W. first started weaving images with light in 1992. He honed his photography skills by immersing himself in fashion, portrait and commercial photography but soon found these pursuits a little too monotonous for his liking. To challenge himself, he made a decision to venture into nature photography and has never looked back since. Julian’s images have also been used by Animal Planet, Lonely Planet, numerous wildlife institutions, Sony, HSBC, Singapore’s Ministry of Education, SingTel, and Vitagen, among others.
A passionate instructor who has taught in countless photography workshops including those from Sony, Canon and others, Julian now travel extensively in between engagements. He is also a serial entrepreneur, running a boutique travel agency and juggling other businesses all at the same time.
Formally trained in Finearts through the Art Elective Programme, majoring in Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore, Triston has always been attracted to the creative realm. His constant pursuit of Fine Art Travel Photography has seen Triston being accredited as a Fellow of the Master Photographer Association of UK.
Acknowledged as one of Asian Geographic’s Best Photographer of the Decade, educating budding photographers is another of Triston’s personal missions. Currently, Triston works closely with Canon on travel photoclinics, bringing people to less-travelled countries such as Sri Lanka, Laos, Hungary and Bhutan.
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Jino Lee is an international award winning travel & destination photographer based in Singapore.
Once a night owl having spent over 15 years as a musician and sound engineer, Jino traded late nights for early mornings and took up photography in 2003. He finds inspiration in photographing people, culture and destinations and that motivates him to pursue travel photography. As an assignment travel photographer, he photographs a broad range of subject that is related to the travel trade and tourism industry. His pictures centred mostly around human interest, with stories building upon and within each location.
Besides travel & destination photography, he offers commercial photography services in the hospitality and maritime industries. He has lead over 60 guided photography tours since 2007, currently an instructor with Sony Digital Workshop (SDW) and a former resident photography instructor with Canon Singapore. Since 2006, over 20,000 people have attended his camera handling and photography courses, seminars and workshops, both locally and within the ASEAN region.
A veteran photographer who is just equally as gifted in music, Hilarion is a very approachable personality when it comes to imparting his vast photography knowledge.
Spending consideration time notably in Cambodia doing fashion shoots, Hilarion is also the photography advisor for Tanjong Pagar Community Centre in Singapore, and an ambassador for Huawei in Cambodia. He has covered beauty pageants and the prestigious Miss Universe as part of his portfolio. Nowadays, he is leading short photo trips into the Indo-China region with TopLiners Club.
GUEK PENG SIONG
Known affectionately as the “Astro Man”, Peng Siong is one of the few masters in the field of Astrophotography. The unique skill and passion in the constellations have brought him to various places in the region to do astrophotography, and he takes the opportunity to lead enthusiastic participants to share his vision.
An active photography mentor, he also finds time to serve as Vice-Chairman of the SAFRA Photo Club, and mentors the New Media Team of Toa Payoh East Community Centre.
Being the President of Nature Photographic Society of Singapore (NPSS), Daryl is an avid wildlife photographer who has travel to remote locations round the world to pursue his interest. Notably, he does not simply document, but hope to convey a story of animal behaviour and showcase the ecosystem they live in.
When he is not travelling, Daryl spends time capturing images of native and migratory birds.
James Tan is one of the most sought-after printmakers in the Asia Pacific region, with FMPA(UK), ILFORD Master and Canon Master Printmaker as some of his titles. Operating under his business outfit Lateral Imaging, he makes fine art prints for prestigious photographers, artists, MNCs and galleries, as well as producing photography exhibitions and providing consultation to architecture and lighting companies.
Currently, apart from making prints, James is a prolific educator who holds regular workshops all over the world as well as having taught in the local university, also being a print and color management consultant for various printing companies, galleries and institutions.
LIEW TONG LENG
Winner of Nikon’s The Big Shot 1. Liew Tong Leng (or Liew, as he prefers to be called) picked up photography in 1992, as a result of being in the company of friends who were photography enthusiasts. Liew has spent many years cultivating a creative eye. Never bound by themes posed to him, this talented photographer pushes the boundaries of interpretation, and uses his technical know-how to create images that are not only technically superior, but also beautifully and artistically crafted.
As a testimony to his technical and artistic talent, Liew has clinched hundreds of photography awards. But more than capturing images to win competitions are the lessons he’s drawn from participating in them. “I started taking part in photography competitions as a challenge for myself, to benchmark my photography skills against others, and to improve as a photographer,” Liew says. “Later, I realised that it’s actually through the process of being part of these competitions that really helped me to be a better photographer, and not the results.